Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers will cross paths in the 49th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, on January 14, Friday.
Adelaide Strikers are having a poor run of form in all three departments as they have registered just three wins and lost eight matches so far. They have bagged just 17 points and are in need of some big wins in order to bag the playoffs spot.
We can expect the side to bounce back strongly and get to the top four spot with Rashid Khan getting back to form. It would be interesting to watch how the struggling Strikers fare against table-toppers Perth Scorchers.
Scorchers are currently unstoppable as they have won 10 wickets and lost just two encounters, bagging top spot on the points table with 37 valuable points. The Ashton Turner-led side has been perfect on all sides of the game and they would aim to strengthen their pole position going into this encounter.
Match: Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers, Match 49
Date and Time: January 14, Friday, 5:40 AM IST
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
STR vs SCO Predicted Playing XI
Matthew Short, Henry Hunt, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), Liam Scott, Rashid Khan, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle (c), Harry Conway
Kurtis Patterson, Nick Hobson, Laurie Evans (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Chris Sabburg, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Matthew Kelly, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou
The wicket is more suitable for batters in the first innings. As the innings progresses, we can expect bowlers to have some assistance with the wicket turning towards the slower side. Any score more than 180 would be a good one on this wicket.
STR vs SCO Match Prediction
Scorchers have been in top form and stopping them is quite impossible at the moment. They have accurate batting and bowling departments and they are coming up with good collective performances to do exceedingly well against any given side.
STR vs SCO Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: Harry Nielsen, Jonathan Wells, Kurtis Patterson, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Matthew Short, Peter Siddle, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye, Rashid Khan, Matt Kelly
Captain: Matthew Short, Vice-captain: Ashton Agar
Fantasy Team #2: Harry Nielsen, Jonathan Wells, Kurtis Patterson, Laurie Evans, Ashton Agar, Matthew Short, Aaron Hardie, Peter Siddle, Fawad Ahmed, Andrew Tye, Rashid Khan
Captain: Jonathan Wells, Vice-captain: Rashid Khan